10 of the most significant English law privacy cases

Below we present a shortlist of some of the most important common law judgments under English law relating to privacy.  These cases underpin the development of privacy rights under English law. 

  1. Coco v A.N. Clark (Engineers) Ltd [1968] FSR 415

This case involved one of the most significant actions for breach of confidence of its time. This case set out the three elements of the breach of confidence action- the confidential information, told in a confidential setting which was used in an unauthorized manner.

This case was significant was the case underpinned early cases where privacy was the fundamental right at issue.

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